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Something in the Air

In the analogy to the papal election process, the democratic donkey observes the third term talk for FDR. The possibility of FDR being up for a third presidential term was a highly contested issue on the eve of the 1940 presidential election as FDR was not a desirable nominee for many democrats

Dragging It Out Again

President Franklin D. Roosevelt is once again dragging out his “political halo” tor the upcoming election year of 1940. Brought out from his “Hope Chest”, this symbolizes FDR’s hope to be elected for a third term. Clearly the artist thinks FDR was being presumptuous in trying for a third term.

No Questions Permitted

While the public clearly wants President Franklin D. Roosevelt to head towards a “peace Aims” Destination, FDR clearly doesn’t want to keep the public in the know. During World War II, the United States was involved with the Lend Lease Bill which provided aid to allied countries. While the Bill displayed a patriotic sentiment, the…

Thanksgiving Wishbone

Happy Thanksgiving Mr. President! Did you know that Thanksgiving was not always celebrated on the third Thursday of November?

Prior to 1939 Thanksgiving was always celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November, in accordance to President Lincoln’s 1863 Proclamation. President Franklin D. Roosevelt decided to change the date of Thanksgiving at…

Untitled

President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Herbert Hoover, depicted here, represented the two opposing political sides of the debate over how to solve the Great Depression. Hoover represented the Republican and FDR represented the Democrats. However it seems that no one has the solution.

Our Deepest Sympathy Mr. President

On September 7, 1941, Franklin D. Roosevelt lost his mother, Sara.[1] Sara Roosevelt was 86 at the time of her passing. The act of Uncle Sam sympathizing with FDR shows how the nation as a whole could relate to the president. This was an especially trying time for Roosevelt as his mother was his only remaining parent after his father, James, passed…

You President Baiting, Whiskey Drinking, Poker Playing, Evil Old Men!

Here we see President Franklin D. Roosevelt wagging his finger at the House and Senate as they play poker. FDR is chastising the two poker players over the the subject of neutrality. in August, when this cartoon was published, the 76th Congress was considering repealing the Neutrality Act of 1937, which would allow belligerent nations to purchase…

Don Quixote and Sancho Panza

What is the difference between these two drawings? A noticeable shift in public opinion of President Franklin D. Roosevelt occurred from his election in 1936 to his campaigning for a third term in 1940, . Shown here in 1936 with his sidekick, Postmaster General John Farley, FDR is seen a clear leader. However, by the time of the election in 1940,…

"Elections Tuesday will set political state for titanic 1940 struggle"

The elections of 1938 showed a great deal of change in certain state governments. The states shown illustrate the outcomes of several senatorial and gubernatorial elections. This cartoon illustrates those politicians who would come to influence the outcome of President Franklin D. Roosevelt who was seeking his third presidential term in the 1940…

"Marching Through Georgia?"

Marching through Georgia? Maybe not, by the looks of President Franklin D. Roosevelt! At one point during World War II, FDR considered sending American troops through Russia’s neighbor Georgia as a way to approach the Nazi Army. However, his plans were foiled because of an already strong Nazi presence there. Instead of sticking it out, FDR…